The Lone Ranger – Johnny Depp as Tonto at Monument Valley in a Navajo Reservation
Johnny Depp previously revealed his inspiration for the makeup:
“I’d actually seen a painting by an artist named Kirby Sattler, and looked at the face of this warrior and thought: ‘That’s it’. The stripes down the face and across the eyes… it seemed to me like you could almost see the separate sections of the individual, if you know what I mean. There’s this very wise quarter, a very tortured and hurt section, an angry and rageful section, and a very understanding and unique side. I saw these parts, almost like dissecting a brain, these silvers of the individual. That makeup inspired me.”
Actor Johnny Depp
Here’s the painting that inspired Depp’s version of Tonto:
The Lone Ranger is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2013.